Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Orly Bubbly Bombshell & Hard Candy Fabuluxe Comparison

I got another comparison request recently from Sarah V. She wanted me to compare Orly Bubbly Bombshell and Hard Candy Fabuluxe. I haven't reviewed either one of these polishes yet, so this will be 2 reviews and comparison in one!

Orly Bubbly Bombshell

with flash
under lamp no flash
Orly Bubbly Bombshell is a purple suspended in a clear base.  The glitters in this come in varying sizes, but create a very smooth finish. The reason I took two different photos of this is because the flash tends to wash out the red tones in this. It is definitely a purple glitter, but it leans slightly to the red side versus blue. This is a great glitter because for me it was opaque in 3 coats!

Hard Candy Fabuluxe

Fabuluxe is magenta and purple glitter suspended in a sheer magenta base. This is chunky and messy glitter. It looks spectacular on the nails, and this picture does not do it justice. However, it doesn't really have a smooth finish and it's not easy to work with. This is also a top coat eater!

1st & 3rd fingers Bubbly Bombshell 2nd & 4th finger Fabuluxe

I realize the my under the lamp photo of Orly Bubbly Bombshell really confuses this situation. I know this photo makes them look like distant cousins, but I was a dummy and didn't take one with out flash. Color-wise they are actually somewhat similar, despite what this photo depicts.

I'll break it down

-Bubbly Bombshell leans more purple, glitter in clear base, smooth finish
-Fabuluxe leans more towards magenta, glitter in sheer magenta base, gritty finish

These are both gorgeous glitters. Personally I prefer Fabuluxe's color , but the Bubbly Bombshell's finish is so much better! I'm sorry for this confusing post. Some colors just don't coporate with the camera, and I'm bad blogger for not taking another photo with out flash. :(

Happy Tuesday!


  1. ouuuh I ordered Bubbly Bombshell and I can't wait for the arrival!

  2. I like them both! 

  3. I enjoy the ORLY polish better . Seems much smoother and the color is beautiful .

  4. Thank you so much for doing my comparison request! After seeing this I don't really feel like I need Bubbly Bombshell, even though it seems like a really nice polish.

  5. They're definitely similar color wise, so unless you're picky about formula, you'll be fine with one. :)

  6. Orly formula is DEFINITELY a better formula. It's miles above Hard Candy in that sense.

  7. They're definitely both pretty colors!

  8. I don't think you'll be disappointed. Enjoy!

  9. I haven't owned a Hard Candy nail poolish since high school (but totally have some of the rings to this day) but I am liking their new glitters!  And I love Bubbly Bombshell!  Thanks for posting!


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